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Created to foster self-sufficiency and economic parity, PLA University is among the first career training institutions of its kind. It seeks to improve the outcomes of both PLA scholars and families. The program is free to PLA family and community members. It teaches life skills, job skills, and provides job certification training and placement. Available career pathways include: Information Technology, Health & Life Sciences, Advanced Manufacturing, Supply Chain Logistics and Entrepreneurship.
With many of our children currently years below grade level, the Reading Advantage Program is one of the many key initiatives that will help our scholars realize their potential and be able to use education to change their futures. The goal of this program is to improve reading proficiency by at least 10 percent each year and ultimately beat the district and beat the state.
Summer Advantage is a nationally recognized summer learning program designed to help scholars close the achievement gap and prevent summer learning loss. Summer Advantage, not to be confused with summer school, offers rigorous, research-based academic instruction and a wide variety of hands-on enrichment classes to improve student achievement and continue to transform learning throughout the summer. Participants receive two healthy meals a day, daily recreation, and an exciting environment where they can flourish academically and build confidence as leaders.
The Principal in Residence (PiR) program prepares new and experienced school leaders to launch and lead Phalen Leadership Academies (PLA) across the nation. The program is designed to provide a pipeline of highly qualified candidates who are knowledgeable, trained, equipped and ready to implement the PLA model and lead PLA’s schools to success. PiRs will spend 6 - 18 months in residency with a high performing mentor principal learning how to launch and lead a new or existing PLA school.
The Sean Cowdrey Complex
The Cowdrey Complex is designed to serve our scholars, their families, and the neighboring community. It will support positive youth and family development by providing multi-generational access and will become a safe, inclusive place for our community. Thanks to the generosity of the Glick Family Foundation, this project will be transformative for the Far Eastside community. With a focus on character building, leadership, mental health, physical wellbeing, and workforce development, the 18,000sq. 'Falcons' Nest' gymnasium and state-of-the-art outdoor field and track will provide a safe and nurturing environment for the entire community.
The Annual Fund supports our scholars and all of our tuition-free network school communities. PLA relies on contributions to help ensure that the quality of the program remains strong. The Annual Fund directly impacts both students and faculty. These tax-deductible gifts support teacher salary increases, technology enhancement, and critical faculty and staff professional development.
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